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, chuck todd, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good to see you. president obama has not really inserted himself in the mideast peace process to the extent that his predecessors have. given this current explosion of violence with hamas, given the changes in the arab world we've seen over the last two years, will he have to become more involved? >> i think he probably will. and whether he pursues what a lot of presidents pursue in its second term and that is mideast peace between israelis and palestinians, i think is an open question based on conditions on the ground. and what we're seeing now is part of that. is there a reasonable basis to begin those negotiations? right now he's got perhaps an even more difficult job, which is to make sure countries like egypt don't throw their weight behind hamas against israel, that egypt acts as a kind of restraining partner, which is what it's typically done with militants in the area, and that's why the president's conversations with egypt are so important right now. >> and speaking of the middle east, the investigation into
cliff negotiations, robert wolf is an outside adviser to president obama. former president of investment banking at ubs and ceo of the firm 32 advisers. great to see you. >> great to be here, marie a ya. >> thank you for joining us. you are a rare breed. a top wall street executive but off close relationship with the president. talk to us about this drama over the fiscal cliff. are we still in the posturing stage? how does this play out? >> i hope it plays out with a deal the. i would have probably put it around 80% a deal, but i would have sliced it this way. i would say 50% of that 80 is they come up with like $60 billion, which is six months of the ten years of the 1.2 trillion sequester. >> okay. >> okay. so something like -- >> a drop in the bucket. >> a drop in the bucket. you could do that and if you were doing that you would have to say okay and we are going to pass the debt ceiling. that gets you to march enor april and it forms a good basis. >> what do you think of the reports out on friday that the white house is in advance talks to replace the sweeping cuts set to begin in ja
much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. th
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